As 2013 nears it's conclusion, I couldn't help but feel that I was leaving it somewhat unaccomplished. After spending the better part of the holidays dwelling on all of the coulda-shoulda-woulda, I finally realized what was missing.
Hastily, I assembled my crew and gear and took off for Eau Claire, WI: The home of Mount Simon. This was what I had been missing all along.
As we arrived at the trailhead, the sun was making it's final move below the horizon, leaving us with a dark and snowy ascent to redemption.
Higher and higher we climbed, leaving behind the sounds of some dingus doing hot laps in his front yard with a snowmobile. Glory was soon to be ours as we ascended over rock outcroppings and snow drifts.
Is that the Hillary Step?
At last, the deed was done. 2013 can now be chalked up as a smashing success.
See you in 2014!